Ken Tao

Ken Tao

Ken is nationally recognized as a premier MCAT mind. He has worked with thousands of undergraduate students as a graduate teaching assistant and MCAT instructor/tutor for the Princeton Review. At Princeton Review, Ken was the only tutor certified in all subjects, was one of the highest rated MCAT tutors ever and was a teacher trainer. Additionally, Ken worked to found Magoosh's MCAT division. He has written content for dozen's of MCAT books and guides. He is now the Director of MCAT at MedSchoolCoach
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    Photo of MCAT Flashcards: Radiation

    MCAT Flashcards: Radiation

    What is radiation? Ken Tao is an MCAT expert and explains that it is heat transfer using electromagnetic waves. Radiation can occur with a vacuum or transparent solids, liquids, and gases. Full Transcription In this flash card video, we’re going…

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    Photo of MCAT Flashcards: Polycistronic mRNA

    MCAT Flashcards: Polycistronic mRNA

    What is Polycistronic mRNA? Ken Tao is an MCAT expert and explains that it is mRNA that codes for multiple, different proteins. This system is found in prokaryotes. Full Transcription In this flash hard video, we’re going to discuss “What…

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    Photo of MCAT Flashcards: Monocistronic mRNA

    MCAT Flashcards: Monocistronic mRNA

    What is Monocistronic mRNA? Ken Tao is an MCAT expert and explains that it is mRNA that codes for one protein product. Monocistronic transcripts are found in eukaryotes. Full Transcription In this flash card video, we’re going to discuss “What…

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    Photo of MCAT Flashcards: Ionization Energy

    MCAT Flashcards: Ionization Energy

    What is ionization energy? Ken Tao is an MCAT expert and explains that it’s the amount of energy required to remove an electron from an atom or ion. Ionization energy increases from left to right across the periodic table and…

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    Photo of MCAT Flashcards: Fundamental Attribution Error

    MCAT Flashcards: Fundamental Attribution Error

    What is fundamental attribution error? Ken Tao is an MCAT expert and explains it as attributing other’s behaviors using the person’s internal characteristics as opposed to external factors. For example, if a person is late to a meeting, they must…

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    Photo of MCAT Flashcards: Electron Affinity

    MCAT Flashcards: Electron Affinity

    What is electron affinity? Ken Tao is an MCAT expert and explains that it’s the amount of energy associated with adding an electron to a neutral atom. A positive EA means that energy is required for the atom to gain…

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    Photo of MCAT Flashcards: Convection

    MCAT Flashcards: Convection

    What is convection? Ken Tao is an MCAT expert and explains that it’s heat transfer by the motion of molecules in a fluid. Warmer parts of the fluid will expand and rise while cooler parts will sink. Occurs with liquids…

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    Photo of MCAT Flashcards: Conduction

    MCAT Flashcards: Conduction

    What is conduction? Ken Tao is an MCAT expert and explains that conduction is heat transfer by direct contact from an object of higher temperature to an object of lower temperature. Faster moving molecules transfer energy to slower moving molecules…

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    Photo of MCAT Flashcards: 1,3-Diaxial Interactions

    MCAT Flashcards: 1,3-Diaxial Interactions

    What are 1,3-Diaxial Interactions? Ken Tao is an MCAT expert and explains that these are steric interactions between ring substituents two carbons away in the axial position. These are unfavorable, so all large substituents must be in the equatorial position.…

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    Photo of MCAT Mnemonics: Electromagnetic Spectrum

    MCAT Mnemonics: Electromagnetic Spectrum

    Ken Tao is the MedSchoolCoach expert on MCAT, and will discuss the electromagnetic spectrum, and show you how knowing that raging martians invaded Venus using x-ray guns will help you remember radio waves, microwaves, infrared, visible, ultraviolet, x-ray, and gamma…

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